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Tariq Gibran wrote:
You may not want to rely too much on photozone tests as I believe their tests are performed at very close distances and most lenses will perform dramatically different when used at typical shooting distances which are longer.
I would think this is particularly pertinent for "Distagon" designed glass.
Of course, as always with Zeiss, it's a dicey thing to consider reviews that do not include infinity as telling the whole story.
Green fringe, purple fringe, CA, LoCa, Sa, nervous bokeh, jittery bokeh, etc. call it what you will ... I just know I don't like it. It seems that the stronger the micro-contrast the more potential there is for the jittery/harsh bokeh as part of the tradeoff, and fringing as well
While the Samyang is doing some admirable things ... they don't seem to have quite as good of control over the penalties ... even though the test charts indicate well ... the green fringe is still more readily apparent in their test images than the 35/2. To be a bit fair to the Samyang, I would expect an f2 to be better behaved than an f1.4 ... but being fair or bang for the buck is not the same as performance. (versatility of the 1.4 for skinny DOF duly noted).
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